Welcome to the Department Of Community Medicine,

PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research.

Coimbatore 641004 TN, INDIA

The Department provides unique and appropriate learning opportunities for the students to prepare them for Primary Health care. For this purpose, the department has one Urban Health Center at Peelamedu covering 25,000 urban population including 10,000 urban poor and four Rural Health Centers at Vedapatti, Neelambur, and Karadivavi covering 100,000 rural population, offering extensive field-practice areas. It also has a 3-year Post Graduate Program (MD) in Community Medicine for M.B,B.S medical Graduates.
The Institution is a member of The International Network of Community Oriented Health Professions Educational Institutions the Network: Towards Unity for Health through the Department’s training activities that prepares doctors for Primary Health Care. The department starts its Community Oriented training right from year 1 through its “Community Orientation Programme”. In Year 2, it introduces them to Family Health Care and Community-based Research through its “Problem Solving for Better Health” (PSBH) Project, in year 3 to “Community Health Program” and during Internship to developing Skills for Primary Health Care through its “Competent Primary-care Intern Program”. It is also a member of the Health Policy Research Network – HELPONET, a National level Network of Health Institutions coordinated by IIM Ahmedabad. At the State-level, it is a member of the Tamilnadu Voluntary Health Association through which it networks with NGOs in Western Tamilnadu and provides the NGOs with Health manpower expertise and services.
The department runs various Institutional and Community-based projects apart from its academic and social development activities. The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Funded “Integrated Family Development Project” (1987-1995), The Govt. of India-MOH&FW funded “Reproductive & Child Health Project” (1999-2004), The WHO-AIIMS “Surveillance of Cardiovascular risk-factors & educational intervention Project”, Cancer Cervix Project: The Bill & Melinda Gates WHO IARC “Cervical Cancer Screening cum RCT of Single Freeze Vs Double Freeze Cryotherapy” (2003-2005), The USAID-APAC Project for prevention & control of HIV/AIDS through its “Continuing Education & Training Center” and “PSG AIDS Infotech Center; Sight and Life Foundation's "Vit A and Iron deficiency Anaemia program evaluation project; ICDS Program Monitoring a state wide project to monitor and evaluate the implementation of ICDS child health & development program; Business Social Responsibility (BSR)-HER Project for women workers health through Peer Health Education etc to name a few, are large community based projects which serve the community and provide learning opportunity for Undergraduate and Post Graduate students of the institution who get posted to the department to get community orientation and develop primary care, health communication and community-based research skills.